As you are aware, the City of Ottawa and Province of Ontario continue to review and address the COVID- 19 pandemic with a view to re-opening businesses and sport community. Their guidelines and direction supersede sport organizations in this regard. Football Canada and OFA have drafted a Covid-19 Return to Football Guideline which NCAFA reviewed with both FC and OFA on July 23rd. (see link below)
This document provides the membership pathways to return to play as follows;
Pathway 1- Physical Training and Skill Development (Regions still in Stage 2)
Pathway 2 - Non-Contact Activities and Games – Flag Football (Stage 3)
Pathway 3 - Team Practice: Stay and Train –Touch and Tackle (Stage 3)
Our key focus was for activation of Pathway 3 (tackle football), which currently does not allow for wearing of equipment, no scrimmages or games plus a host of other facility, personal and process requirements.
With the current state of the pandemic fluctuating on almost a daily basis, it is clear that the ability to return to play tackle in 2020 was in serious jeopardy. That and the risk to the health and safety of our players, coaches, officials, volunteer and parents required we take action.
After thoughtful discussion, the NCAFA Board of Governors voted to suspend tackle football for the 2020 season and set the stage for a grand return in 2021 …. our 66th Anniversary!
While we are disappointed in not having tackle football this fall, we feel this is the correct decision for all involved and our sport. If you have any questions please contact your Club President or myself directly.
National Capital Amateur Football Association
If you played Fall Tackle at the Tyke, Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam or Midget level with NCAFA last season, you can register with the same Club you did last year or you can register with another Club if you live in their territory. Use the map below to identify which Club territory you live in.
We are a territory base League and you must play for the Club whose territory you live in. If you did not play Fall Tackle last year or played at the Mite level you need to identify which Club to register with by using the map below. If you address is in an area not designated to a Club, you can register with whatever Club you wish.
In the map below, you will see different coloured territories. By clicking on a coloured territory, you can see which club it represents. Use the tools on the upper left hand side of the map to move the map around and to zoom in and out to locate where you live. The territory that you are in represents which NCAFA club you should play for. If you don't live in one of the NCAFA territories, that's okay - you may still be able to play - you are considered as 'open territory' and can choose to play for any association.
Still not sure? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are registering for the Gatineau Vikings you can skip this step and go to step 3 below. To register with any other Club, you first must be a member of the Ontario Football Alliance.
Click below on the logo of the Club you want to register with. You will be directed to their website to complete your registration.
Bel-Air Copeland Lions & Norseman
North Gloucester Giants
West Carleton Wolverines
Orleans Bengals & Raftsmen
Gloucester South Raiders
South Ottawa Mustangs